The planning inspector found the North Essex Garden Communities unsound in 2018 and sent  the authorities away to look at alternatives and to do much more work. 

Here is the link to their further work: Authorities’ further work 2019

Click here to read CAUSE’s initial reaction to the evidence:  CAUSE initial reaction to Garden Communities Further Work

As of 5 July, the most important parts, the full sustainability appraisal and the ‘modifications’ to the Plan have not been published.

The authorities will be meeting this summer to vote.   Key dates are 16 July Tendring Local Plan; 11 & 18 July Braintree Local Plan; Colchester Local Plan 22 July; 2 August Braintree Full Council.  We anticipate a consultation in August & September, then another examination towards the end of the year or early next.  

Our current activities are focused around three things.  Please read on to find how you can get involved.

  1. Leafleting
  2. Responding to consultation
  3. Fundraising


We have a huge area to cover and our team is widespread – see map.  If you would like to help, please get in touch with Andrew via wac@simplybanqueting.com



The leaflet drop will encourage responses to the consultation.   Watch this space for how:   I want to respond Summer 2019 consultation


We are fighting the biggest urbanisation of rural England since Milton Keynes! We have been very efficient in our use of experts but will need further legal and planning advice this summer, including input from  an air quality specialist.   We are well on the way to raising our target of £20,000 but we need all the help we can get.  Please click here to donate to CAUSE:   I would like to donate

Or pay into this bank account:

Sort code:  20-97-40

Account number:  13048683

Thank you very much for your help.


You can get in touch with us by emailing:  stopurbansprawlnow@gmail.com


Garden settlements+Uford

West Tey purple blob map    Petition folder1

‘Monks Wood’

 Monks Wood regional map

For an example of the kind of advice we have paid for to date, here is our responses to consultations:

CAUSE submission Publication Plan 2017

CAUSE garden communities submission Sep 2016